Thursday, September 06, 2012

Clinton's Ad-libs

Bill Clinton's speech last night was amazing for several reasons. One of those reasons was that it was obvious he was just riffing up there, and unlike Clint Eastwood last week, Bill really knows what he's doing.

According to Vanity Fair, all ten of these comments were completely ad-libbed on stage...

10. “Are you listening Ohio and Michigan?”
9. “This Republican narrative, this alternate universe. . .”
8. “It passes the arithmetic test and more important, it passes the values test.”
7. “We gotta deal with this before it deals with us.”
6. “Democracy does not have to be a blood sport.”
5. “The old economy is not coming back.”
4. “Now you’re having a good time but this is getting serious and I want you to listen.”
3. “This is personal to me.”
2. George Washington was accused of being a “surveyor with a bad set of wooden false teeth.”
1. “You got to admit, it takes some brass to attack a guy for what you did.”

Just from a performance point of view...that's pretty amazing. I don't think either President Obama or Mitt Romney could do it.